The 100 Best Stocks to Buy in 2016
Peter Sander, Scott Bobo
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Although the market has seen growth in 2015, it continues to swing on concerns over energy prices, the possibility of a "Grexit," and currency headwinds. With The 100 Best Stocks to Buy in 2016, you'll protect your money from sharp declines with stock picks that have consistently beaten the market average. Inside, you'll find an evaluation of the current state of the market, details on low-volatility investing (an important investment trend), and information on trading defensively in a time of market volatility. An essential guide for anyone investing in today's market, The 100 Best Stocks to Buy in 2016 offers solid and dependable advice you can take to the bank.
in-house functions. The company recently acquired parts of the UMass Memorial Medical Center and California’s Dignity Health’s (formerly Catholic Healthcare West) “outreach” lab business, that is, labs located off hospital premises. The company has also been a leader in developing so-called “moderate complexity” direct molecular testing procedures, where more complex diagnostic tests can be performed in “moderate complexity” environments—i.e., a “retail” lab format such as Quest operates. Such a
the competitiveness in trucking, again due to lower fuel prices. It’s too soon to decipher the net effect of all of this. Regardless of whether headwinds or tailwinds prevail, the good news really lies in the payoff from previous investments in physical plant and equipment, which continue to deliver operating efficiencies. The drop in operating ratio in four years from 70.6 percent to 63.5 percent is remarkable and probably an industry first—and most of this efficiency drops straight to the
also be one of the most stable; UPS continues to position itself as the standard logistics provider of the world. As we mentioned, we think the company may be in a downside “knee” on its profitability curve in terms of optimizing capacity; better utilization added to its relatively stable core traditional commerce service makes UPS a relatively safe growth investment with improving prospects driven by one of today’s big megatrends—the shift toward e-commerce (rival FedEx projects a doubling of
sold on a brand will prefer it over any other, almost regardless of price. People still buy Tide; Starbucks is still synonymous with high quality and ambience. Good brands command higher prices and foster loyalty, identity, and even customer “love.” Ask yourself if a company has a sought-after brand, a brand customers would pay extra to buy or align with, a brand that would be difficult to duplicate at any cost. Would customers rather fight than switch? Think about Starbucks, Coca-Cola,
grocer” without raising the fear of competition from discounters, and the recent recession trained a lot of shoppers to look for the lowest possible prices, even if they had to go to two or three stores to complete a week’s shopping. If the conventional grocery store format is condemned to the dustbin of retail history, Kroger could be vulnerable, but we feel it has enough clout and experience in new formats to adapt. The razor-thin 1.5 percent profit margins characteristic of this industry leave